He Knows Me

28th April

The Lord will work out His plans for my life – for Your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me.”

Psalm 138:8

Psalm 139 is probably one of the most beautiful Psalms of David. It talks about the intimacy and the detail in which our Heavenly Father knows us, because He created us. It talks about our lives been in His hand, about how God’s thoughts for us and about us, outnumber the grains of sand on the seashores. It tells us that there is nowhere we can go where God will not be walking by our side. YET, above all these wonderful words and promises, as if David was almost planning a great introduction for Psalm 139, we read this verse found in Psalm 138:8.

It is almost like the foundation, preparing you to be taken away, in the intimacy of God’s word, and His plan and purpose for you and your life. See when you know that God is with you, when you know how close He is through the hardest and darkest of times in your life, your ability to see yourself how God created you increases, because you know who you are in Him. You can appreciate His love more. You can understand how much thought God put in to making you because you are secure that God will work out His plans for your life.

Friends, know that God is already working out His plans for your life. He won’t abandon you, when you feel alone. When you know this, then you will appreciate how God has made you, how much you are loved and how precious you are to Him. Know the foundation, and the details will follow. God made you – He won’t abandon you!

For I Know The Plans I Have For YOU!

27th April

““For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.””

Jeremiah 29:11

Today’s words are some of the most special and meaningful words spoken in the Bible. They speak of love and promise, of hope and comfort, of joy and peace, of forgiveness and restoration. Read at face value, they are so special, but read and understood in its original context, they take on an even deeper meaning.

Chapter 29 is actually written as a prophetic letter by Jeremiah to the elders, priests, prophets and all the people who had been exiled to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar. God had told Jeremiah to tell the people that although God had allowed them to be taken as captives by the hand of King Nebuchadnezzar, for their rebellion towards God through idol worship to pagan gods, He had a plan to bring them back home and continue the promise He made to Abraham; that they (the Israelites) would be His chosen people, and through them, the Saviour of the world would be born.

Simply put, although the people had sinned and were living in the consequence of that sin, God in His grace was already planning their salvation. Captivity was not their home or purpose. He reminds the people that His plan for them is not one of disaster but of good, not for desolation, but of a good future, a hopeful future, a future that God Himself had already planned.

You too maybe going through a situation that seems like there is no end to your suffering. But God says to you, as He said to the Israelites, that His plans for you are not for disaster, but for good, to give you a future and a hope. You suffering will not last. God is already planning your route home, your salvation and your resolution. Put your trust in Him. He has good things for you.